Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Athens, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $40 per night, and villas and condos are popular options for a stay in Athens. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Ancient Athens beckons

The ancient heart of Athens still reigns as one of the most breathtaking city cores on the globe. The outline of the majestic Acropolis, a veritable symbol of democracy, stands tall on its age-chipped bluff. Temples to Olympian Zeus shoulder above the boulevards, and tavernas clink tzatziki plates where Sophocles, Plato, and Aristotle once stood. Whether you opt for Athens vacation rentals in the traditional Greek Plaka, or a swish joint above the beaches of chichi Vouliagmeni, this one's sure to be a capital to remember.

Things to do

Scaling the hill in Athens

No trip to Athens could possibly be complete without at least a glimpse of the mighty Parthenon on the hill. This has been the epicenter of the city since ancient times, and it's now one of the most iconic monuments on Earth. An enthralling Acropolis Museum now hides at the foot of the great mound, offering the perfect grounding before you scale the pine-studded heights yourself. Once you do get up there, be sure to have the camera at the ready. Athens vacation rentals in Plaka, Koukaki, and Syntagma are all well-placed for exploring it to the full.

Activities

Athens is the beating heart of Greece

Athens isn't just about checking off totemic ancient sites. It's also about feeling the pulse of modern Greece. You can wander the ramshackle bars and bohemian galleries of Exarchia, or go wine tasting and mezze eating in the hip area of Koukaki. You can hop on open-air bus tours to discover the shimmering beaches of the so-called Athenian Riviera, or haggle for wares in the flea markets of Monastiraki. That said, for sightseeing the stylish way, there's nothing quite like a helicopter flyover to survey the Attica mountains, Piraeus port, the Parthenon, and more.

Weather

Long seasons of sun in Athens

Athens enjoys its place on the southern edge of Europe. It enjoys it because its summers are long and warm. The sultry days can last well into October here, while the months of June, July, and August are often scorching hot. The upshot is you can look forward to plenty of Greek sun if you book those Athens vacation rentals anytime between May and November. Coming in winter means fewer crowds and reduced rates, but you'll likely need a coat and an umbrella just in case.

Natural features

Athens is a gateway to Attica

Athens sits right in the heart of the Greek peninsula of Attica. If you head south from the city, you could find yourself looking out at glowing sunsets across the Aegean Sea from the temple-topped, pine-scented hills of Cape Sounio _ it takes around an hour to get there by car but you'll pass pebble beaches and sandy stretches at Vouliagmeni and Varkiza along the way. If you hop on a ferry from Piraeus port, you could be cycling through the olive groves of the Peloponnese, or lazing on the secluded beaches of Poros and Aegina, all in under 2 hours.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Athens

Fly into Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Athens Thiseio Station, Athens Central Station and Moschato-Tavros Rouf Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Athens by jumping on the metro at Monastiraki Station, Thissio Station or Panepistimio Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Athens, GR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,356 vacation rentals around Athens. From 148 villa rentals to 2,498 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Athens?

Those same old hotel rooms are easily forgettable. Living like one of the locals in the bustling center of a thrilling new city is most definitely not. Vrbo has 917 city center vacation homes available. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 353 town vacation rentals.
  • 191 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 175 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Athens?

There's no need to say goodbye to all the conveniences of home just because you're on vacation. Sit back and relax in an apartment and explore the area like a local. You can select from 2,959 different options on Vrbo. How does $20 per night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't dilly dally! Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after property types, like:

  • House: 510 vacation homes. Prices start from $22 per night.
  • Hotel: 279 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.
  • Villa: 173 vacation homes. Prices start from $56 per night.

Can I stay in Athens in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a special getaway with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's always heaps of fun being in a new place together! And the best news is that Vrbo has options to suit. Why not check out the 434 apartment vacation homes listed here? They're the most popular choice for big groups of travelers. Properties for rent in this area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can fit 6 vacationers? We have 1,134 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just $27 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your party, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 932 vacation homes that are perfect. You can get one for as little as $29 a night.
  • Looking for rentals suitable for 8 guests? You'll be pleased to learn we have 484 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as $34 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring your aunt, your brother and all your besties to Athens.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Athens?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Explore our value-packed rentals today and make sure everyone has enough room to move. Ano Patisia is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 96 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $52 a night, it's not hard to see why. Ano Kipseli is another place to consider. We have 67 rentals here, and the average price is around $63 a night.

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